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Printer Spooler Service not working

October 6, 2006 at 03:34:16
Specs: -, Windows XP

When ever I try to print the printer screen freezers and a message appears saying that the printer spooler service isnt working.
Does anyone know how to fix this or do i need 2 take it in2 the shop?



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#1
October 6, 2006 at 03:52:53

run services.msc, make sure the spooler service is started and the start up is set to automatically. some 'tweaker' may have turned it off.

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#2
October 6, 2006 at 13:49:06

Try what was mentioned above, if it still has the same problem however, you might have a corrupt printer driver, in which case, reinstall the driver and see how that works.

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#3
October 6, 2006 at 16:30:23

Did u try not to use spool print?
Just go to Properties of you Printer, then Advanced tab, choose Print to printer directly.

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#4
October 7, 2006 at 21:14:07

Thanks for your replies. Ive tried downloading a new driver and printing directly to the printer. I'm not to sure how to run services.msc. Ive not got the printer to print but when I print even just a blank sheet of paper the printer prints pages and pages of rubbish, numbers/symbols etc. Does anyone else have an idea that i can try?

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#5
November 6, 2006 at 11:22:36

if your printing trash- it is a definite driver issue

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